History Of Post Impressionism

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Post Impressionist is an art movement which developed from year 1880 to year 1914 essentially from French. Post Impressionist was extended from Impressionism and it against the fundamental limitation impressionism style. Impressionism was started by a group of artists, spearheaded by Claude Monet, who were denied by the Salon because of their unconventional approach to painting. Their first group exhibition was held in Paris in 1874, including with Monet’s Impression: Sunrise which had received the harshest critique. Between 1874 to 1876, they exhibited together eight times in Paris and called themselves the Anonymou Society of Painters, Sculptors,and Printmakers. The exhibition was marked as a percolating rebellion against the Academic Salon.…show more content…
One of his most painting artwork is “Luncheon on the Grass” was exhibited during the Salon des Refuses which means Salon of rejected works. The composition of “Luncheon on the Grass” was borrowed from a traditional print. Besides, the subject matter of the nude women with clothed men in an idealized landscape is borrowed from Giorgione's painting - Pastoral Concert. The Luncheon on the Grass places the figures in the same sort of forest and the centre is opened up to a limited depth. The bending woman in the middle distance show as the apex of the classical triangle of which the three foreground figures serve as the base and sides. The Salon was shocked with the content that the nude lady was comfortable sitting with two fully clothed…show more content…
Seurat unsuspiciously deeply influenced by French artist, Jean Francois Millet (1814 - 1875 ) and absorbed Millet’s subjects and his aspect of drawing. During year 1880, he began researching about the scientific knowledge about colour and optics to the art of painting. “Some said they see poetry in my paintings, I only see science.” said by Georges Seurat. Seurat believed by a combination or juxtaposition of primary colours and the complementaries are available to produce any colour. The result of focusing on colour analysis with a conscientious system of painting helps Seurat achieved into a new form of pictorial order. Seurat began his first masterpiece was Une Baignade and completed in year 1884. He planned the composition of the landscape before he made dozen of small oil sketches and figure drawings in the studio. Comparing with ancient artists painted timeless images of nudes bath in water, Une Baignade showed the modern Parisian people of working class at a specific place just outside Paris and the industrial modern bridge and background. The outstanding young man who sitting on the grass on the spot seems to exemplify the air of calm and balanced the whole image with calmness. On the other side of this river was the island of La Grande Jatte which is the most famous painting subject - Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. It
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